Tag Archives: Food Garden

Thursday at the RTBG

Yesterday was Thursday. Long term blog followers will know the day is always glorious if I am (we the Food Garden volunteers are) going to the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG).  And we did. And it was. Earlier in the … Continue reading

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RTBG – new visit

A couple of fellow Food Garden volunteers, R and A, visited the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) last week and have forwarded their photos for this blog.  The panorama shot below encompasses some of the end of the Food Garden … Continue reading

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Collecting seeds – an RTBG story

Previously I have talked about my meagre seed collecting thrills with cosmos, lettuce, tomatoes, silver beet, chard, paper daisies, calendulas and parsley. These pale into existence compared to some grand seed collecting expeditions. Earlier this month friend J (thanks) sent … Continue reading

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From garden planning to garden building

A few weeks ago I showed you the development work which was underway in part of K’s garden in this blog post. A great deal of work has been undertaken since and recent photos tell a great story of progress. … Continue reading

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RTBG Thursday 9th May 2019 – remembering

Last week I recalled my first week volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) – in May 2019. That day the main Food Garden changes, with which I was involved, were the removal of the almost dead mini eggplant … Continue reading

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Thursday 2nd May 2019 – the first day at RTBG

Memory lane. Twelve months have passed and the world has changed. My life has changed. When I started volunteering in the Food Garden of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) on Thursday 2nd May, I believed that if I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Planning a new garden

Fellow Food Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) volunteer K has been working hard to develop a new garden area at her house. She sent me information attached to a few pictures of her planned front annual bed … Continue reading

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Community garden

A couple of weeks ago I set off in the dark around 6am and headed for the Heemskirk Community Garden in the next suburb of Warrane. Members of the local community value the garden. It was well into development at … Continue reading

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RTBG Food Garden continues

A month ago my world compressed. Notice was given that, due to the COVID virus, volunteering at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) could not continue for its duration.  A fortnight ago the RTBG was closed to visitors. All very … Continue reading

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Green beans from the garden

Last year a couple of scarlet runner bean seeds were ‘lost’ on the ground near the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens Food Garden tool shed. Waste not want not, I decided, and brought them home. The seeds are a pretty pink … Continue reading

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